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Board: Asthma 06-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By marrrasmom
Dry hacking cough that won't go away

Hey all,
So, I have been fighting this dry hacking cough for six days now. No matter what I do, nothing works. I am exhausted from coughing most of the night. My asthma is mild for the most part, so...
Board: Asthma 12-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By marrrasmom
Exercise Induced Bronchospasm

Here is what is currently going on with me. I have had breathing issues for the last 5 years, pretty much ever since I finished chemotherapy back in 2009. Before then, I was healthy and could run and...
Board: Asthma 12-04-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Does your heart speed up when you're having trouble breathing?

Hi Kuurt! I thought I was the only one who experienced this too. I have asthma as well, and when I am flaring my heart will speed up too. Most of the time that is the only warning sign I get, or like...
Board: Asthma 11-21-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Nervous about using Flovent.

I just started on Flovent HFA today, after having no luck with Advair 250/50. I took 2 puffs as prescribed by my doctor and I didn't think it was that bad or no different than any other inhaler....
Board: Asthma 11-19-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By marrrasmom
Advair Question

Hello All…it has been awhile since I posted, but I guess that is good news since I have had any issues in a long time. I recently moved and I am having a hard time adjusting to the new environment. I...
Board: Asthma 06-04-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: New here

I feel like I am in the same boat as you. I have had asthma for three years now, but the battle to get it controlled has been very tiring. I was diagnosed in 2009, after having gone through...
Board: Asthma 05-15-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Question about Asthma Attacks

That is usually what I do...I still have questions in which the way I know an attack is starting. I usually can't tell, until it is too late! I read the post on here about early warning signs as...
Board: Asthma 05-14-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Question about Asthma Attacks

Yes, I do premedicate before jogging. I usually do two puffs of ventolin one minute apart about 15-20 mins before my workout. It does work, but I sometimes still struggle a little bit. I just have...
Board: Asthma 05-13-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By marrrasmom
Question Question about Asthma Attacks

Hey all,
I am looking for others who experience the same thing that I do, or have more information about asthma then me. I was diagnosed about a year or so ago with asthma, but it has taken sometime...
Board: Asthma 02-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By marrrasmom
Soreness after an attack

This past Sunday I went and ran a 5k after work. My job requires that I workout at least three times a week and we are usually in a large group, so fortunately I had people around to help. I had a...
Board: Asthma 07-20-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,277
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Pulmonary Function Tests

So, I had another attack today, I think? I went for a run, did about a mile and a half. Afterwards, I had a real difficult time breathing. I was short of breath, breathing rapid, chest tightness,...
Board: Asthma 07-19-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,277
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Pulmonary Function Tests

So, I thought I was on the road to recovery, but I think I am still struggling. My pulmonologist took me off of Advair at my last appointment at the end of May, because he thinks my problem is my...
Board: Asthma 07-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,277
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Pulmonary Function Tests

So, my appointment got rescheduled, AGAIN! My doctor is going in for surgery so I can't be seen until sometime next week...uuuhhhh! Anyway, so last night we had a really bad rainstorm blow in. High...
Board: Asthma 07-12-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,277
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Pulmonary Function Tests

Thanks everyone,

Thanks so much for the responses, unfortunately I don't have any answers yet. My appointment was rescheduled for next Friday...so another week of worrying! I have had PFTs...
Board: Asthma 07-06-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,277
Posted By marrrasmom
Pulmonary Function Tests

If anyone has read any of my previous posts on this forum, you are then familiar with my doctors not being able to figure what is wrong with me. At the end of May, my pulmonologist had me do another...
Board: Asthma 06-22-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,980
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Is this asthma? Please help! What's wrong?

This sounds exactly like what I have been going through, but unfortunately, my doctors haven't figured it out yet. I have had the shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness and it comes on so...
Board: Asthma 05-23-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Winded longer then everyone else!

Yep, and I don't have it. I get like indigestion every once in awhile, but nothing to the extent of reflux. I did have an attack today, thanks to the wildfire in northern Nevada. The smoke and wind...
Board: Asthma 05-22-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By marrrasmom
Question Winded longer then everyone else!

Hey all,
My doctors are still trying to figure out whether or not I have asthma. I think that I do, but nothing so far has confirmed a diagnosis. The background is this, when I experience an...
Board: Asthma 05-02-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,015
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Was my methacholine test supposed to be positive?

@ branfeld, there is nothing to be nervous about with the MCT. I have had to do it twice, and it is more tiring with the breathing than anything else. I, too, am having a really hard time being...
Board: Asthma 04-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By marrrasmom
Wheezing

I had a question about wheezing. Fortunately for me, wheezing is usually not a symptom for me. I started doing a spinning class this week. I took my inhaler (Ventolin) 2 puffs, one minute apart, 15...
Board: Asthma 04-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,015
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Was my methacholine test supposed to be positive?

Anybody have any ideas on this. I will be seeing my pulmonologist next month and was just wondering if this is something I should discuss with him. My first methacholine challenge test was negative...
Board: Asthma 03-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,639
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Questions concerning Advair

I have been on Advair for awhile now, and it works great for me. It takes a little while to get used to the powder, but as long as I continue to take it I am good. I have asthma, but my usual...
Board: Asthma 03-06-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By marrrasmom
Wind triggers my asthma

Just need to vent, the wind kicked up really bad in Vegas today. So bad, I could taste the dirt in the air. I tried to refrain from being outdoors as much as I could today, but even my short time in...
Board: Asthma 03-06-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Asthma Reaction due to Cold Air/Vents/Fans

I have the same issue, only the cold bothers me when I am outside running. Lately, the wind has been a huge trigger of mine. I recommend using your rescue inhaler before being exposed to the cold...
Board: Asthma 02-29-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Running with Asthma

I use my inhaler 2 puffs, about one minute apart, 15 minutes before my run every time. After I run, I am always coughing and hacking, my chest feels tight and it burns...oddly enough, my nose runs a...
Board: Asthma 02-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By marrrasmom
Running with Asthma

I went for a jog this morning. I made sure that I used my inhaler 15 minutes before I began my run. I ran about 1.5 miles. As soon as I got done running I had shortness of breath and my chest was...
Board: Asthma 02-21-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,015
Posted By marrrasmom
Angry Was my methacholine test supposed to be positive?

I have gone through two methacholine challenge test in the last two years. I never had any asthma issues as a kid, but the last couple of years have brought on many challenges. My doctors can't seem...
Board: Asthma 02-13-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,664
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Dizziness before an attack?

I too, didn't understand what was going on either. I thought at first that I was going crazy. What I had envisioned in my head as an asthma attack, is never how mine actually are. I consider myself...
Board: Asthma 02-10-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,664
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Dizziness before an attack?

So, another flare up today. I was able to get a hold of my doctor and he prescribed me a 5 day dose of prednisone. I still have my appointment with him Monday, but hoping the prednisone works for me!...
Board: Asthma 02-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,664
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Dizziness before an attack?

I have an appointment with my doctor on Monday as that was the earliest they could get me in. I just hope I make it until then without having to go to the ER. I had another mild attack today, with...
Board: Asthma 02-09-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,664
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Dizziness before an attack?

So today is day number 4 where my chest feels odd, I am dizzy, and just feel out of it. My attacks haven't been very severe, but I have been having one a day for the last three days, and feel like...
Board: Asthma 02-08-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,664
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Dizziness before an attack?

Definitely not coming down with any colds or flus, but the weather did change Monday afternoon. This started after my run Monday, and has been flaring up since. Unfortunately, it flared up again...
Board: Asthma 02-08-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,664
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Dizziness before an attack?

I am feeling a little bit better today. Yesterday's flare up wore me out...is that normal to be tired and drowsy the rest of the day after an attack? I still feel a little dizzy and my chest still...
Board: Asthma 02-07-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,664
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Dizziness before an attack?

I do have problems with allergies, but when they did my allergy test, something went wrong. I had no reaction to the control, so I don't think it was accurate. The results were that I wasn't allergic...
Board: Asthma 02-07-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,664
Posted By marrrasmom
Dizziness before an attack?

So, I have been trying for the last two years to figure out what is going on with me. My doctors are certain that asthma is my issue, but they say it is mild. My biggest problem is I have a really...
Board: Asthma 12-13-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Winter asthma issues anyone?

Whatever you do, don't move to Las Vegas. This place has so much dust and crud in the air. Plus the extremely hot temperatures in the summer, the pollen, the wind...you name it. This place is an...
Board: Asthma 12-13-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Methacholine results

So, an update from last time. This morning I was rushing to get out the door, and had to run back upstairs for something. By the time I got out of the house and into my truck, I was coughing like...
Board: Asthma 12-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Methacholine results

Thanks everyone for your responses. It sure is a help to know there are other people out there going through similar things! Most of my co-workers don't wear perfumes and I don't have any air...
Board: Asthma 12-10-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Methacholine results

I definitely notice my symptoms are worse when I run outside in the cold. I use my inhaler 15 minutes before I run, as that it what my pulmonologist told me to do. I have had these symptoms for a...
Board: Asthma 12-09-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By marrrasmom
Methacholine results

Hi all! I have posted here before, and I absolutely love this forum. I recently had a methacholine challenge test and I am confused by the results. I went through all six vials with no issues....
Board: Asthma 11-14-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Hard To Breathe From Asthma

I can totally relate!! I have been having a rough go of it since Thursday of last week. It just totally drains me out sometimes. I know you don't want to have to go back on the prednisone, but it...
Board: Asthma 11-14-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,151
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Burning sensation in lungs from asthma

Thank you to both Titchou and JaneWhite1 for your quick responses. I did premedicate before my run, just as my pulmonologist recommended that I do. I took 2 puffs, about a minute apart, of Ventolin...
Board: Asthma 11-13-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,151
Posted By marrrasmom
Burning sensation in lungs from asthma

Hey everyone, I am so confused about this whole asthma thing, and I am having a hard time trying to figure out if I actually am having mild to moderate attacks. I was just recently diagnosed with...
Board: Asthma 10-17-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,963
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Did I have an asthma attack?

So, I think I just had another asthma flare-up, attack, bronchospasm or whatever you want to call it. This time it happened while I was laying in bed surfing the Internet before going to sleep. It...
Board: Asthma 10-13-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,963
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Did I have an asthma attack?

Okay, so I went and did my exercise challenge test again today. Here is what happened. The technician had me try to do the DLCO portion of the pulmonary function test since I could not perform it the...
Board: Asthma 10-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,963
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Did I have an asthma attack?

So, an update from last time. I went for my pulmonary function test this morning. All was going well, then I came to a part of the test that I couldn't complete. They gave me two puffs of albuterol...
Board: Asthma 10-05-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: I wish I had an asthma action plan

So sorry to hear all that you are going through. I had a pretty bad asthma attack a few weeks ago. I tried to do the same thing, ignore it. I kept telling myself it will go away, or it will get...
Board: Asthma 10-02-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Worn out from Asthma!!

I had this happen to me a couple of weeks ago. I am newly diagnosed with asthma, and the one attack after another, is how I found out I even had it. I am still undergoing some tests to confirm the...
Board: Asthma 10-02-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,963
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Did I have an asthma attack?

I am hoping that all will be okay, especially now that I am on medication that seems to be working pretty good. The fact of the matter is, that the military frowns upon asthma. You cannot get in if...
Board: Asthma 10-01-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,963
Posted By marrrasmom
Re: Did I have an asthma attack?

Thanks for such a quick response. Unfortunately I was afraid that you guys were going to think it was asthma. I am in the military, so this could possibly end my career. I have heard of some people...
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